David Arthur Skeel
S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law
David Skeel is S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World (InterVarsity, 2014); The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005); Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, financial regulation, Christianity and law, and other topics.
- Religion and the Law
TRUE PARADOX: HOW CHRISTIANITY MAKES SENSE OF OUR COMPLEX WORLD (IVP Books, 2014).
BANKRUPTCY (Foundation Press 9th ed., 2012) (with William Warren and Daniel J. Bussel).
Articles and Book Chapters
Financing Systemically Important Financial Institutions in Bankruptcy, in MAKING FAILURE FEASIBLE: HOW BANKRUPTCY REFORM CAN END "TOO BIG TO FAIL" (Kenneth E. Scott, Thomas H. Jackson, & John B. Taylor, eds., Hoover Institution Press 2015).
Introduction: Appreciating Bill Stuntz (with Michael J. Klarman & Carol S. Steiker), in THE POLITICAL HEART OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ESSAYS ON THEMES OF WILLIAM J. STUNTZ, Cambridge University Press, 2012 (co-editor with Michael J. Klarman & Carol S. Steiker).
More publications can be found here.
Divided by the Sermon on the Mount (February 8, 2019), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-09; PEPP. L. REV. (forthcoming). (forthcoming)
Bankruptcy for Banks: A Tribute (and Little Plea) to Jay Westbrook (October 29, 2018), NORTON J. BANKR. L. & PRAC. (forthcoming 2018); U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-31. (forthcoming 2018)
Bankruptcy's Uneasy Shift to a Contract Paradigm (June 16, 2018), 166 U. PA. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2018); U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-21 (with George Triantis). (forthcoming 2018)
A Two-Step Plan for Puerto Rico (February 4, 2016), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-3 (with Clayton P. Gillette). (forthcoming)
The New Synthesis of Bank Regulation and Bankruptcy in the Dodd-Frank Era, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY LAW (Barry Adler ed., Elgar Press) (forthcoming 2015/2016)
A Theory of Law Firm Globalization (unpublished manuscript, 2008) (with John Armour)
Why Do Distressed Companies Choose Delaware? An Empirical Analysis of Venue Choice in Bankruptcy, (U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-29, October 2004) (with Kenneth Ayotte).
- Christianity and the Law
- Corporate Law
- Debt Relief and Sovereign Bankruptcy
- Law and Religion
- Law and Poetry
Penn Law - S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law (2004- ); Professor of Law (1999-2003)
Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (2007- ); American College of Bankruptcy (2009- )
Visiting Professor - Georgetown, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin
Temple - Associate Professor of Law (1993-98); Assistant Professor (1990-93)
Executive Board of American Association of Law Schools Committee on Business Associations (2007-2010)
Research Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute (since 2006)
Member, American College of Bankruptcy (since 2009)
Board of Trustees, Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Philadelphia, PA (2000-2006)
- Debt Relief and Sovereign Debt Restructuring
- Law, Literature, and Interpretation
- Christian Perspectives on Law